Can you repair weapons in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom?

Link holding the broken Master Sword in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Link holding the broken Master Sword in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.
August 4, 2023: Tears of the Kingdom is available now and we've got everything there is to know about repairing weapons in our guide.

In this guide, we'll look at whether you can repair weapons in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Weapon durability was a hotly debated topic in Breath of the Wild, and Nintendo has decided to finally make changes to how weapon repairs work in Tears of the Kingdom, which is great news if you

If you were frustrated by how Breath of The Wild’s weapon durability and did not like having to craft your favourite weapons dozens of times, then this could be set to change. There's a new Fuse mechanic in Tears of the Kingdom that addresses weapon durability concerns to some extent.

Can you repair weapons in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom?

Tears of the Kingdom combat, showing Link fighting a giant rock monster.
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Sadly, you can't repair weapons in Zelda Tears of Kingdom. Once a sword or other piece of equipment is broken, you can't fix it back to its original condition. However, there is one caveat that will keep fans happy.

Just like how Breath of the Wild allowed you to experiment with crafting, Tears of the Kingdom’s Fuse tool offers intuitive ways to make use of your weapons, meaning you shouldn't need to worry about repairs.

You can create all kinds of weapons by attaching materials to your existing weapons. For example, you can create a spear by combining a pitchfork and a long branch. You can even combine a rock with a branch and make a makeshift hammer.

We do not know the limitations of the system just yet, but the game will likely offer dozens of weapon crafting options, so you are not constantly worrying about your best weapons breaking. That's because you'll always have a fresh supply of resources to craft into a new weapon. While the Fuse mechanic does not take away weapon durability concerns, it is still a step in the right direction.

Just like Breath of the Wild, the Master Sword is likely to be the only weapon that self-repairs, while every other weapon will need to be crafted. With Tears of the Kingdom allowing players to be a lot more creative with their crafting choices, the game alleviates some of the concerns players had with Breath of the Wild.

For more Zelda content, consider checking out Tears of the Kingdom’s map size. If you want to pre order the game, you can view all of the Tears of the Kingdom pre order bonuses or check out the game’s release date.

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